photography
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 1 (being), 2017
edition SMALL of 18 + 2 AP and edition LARGE of 6 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12" or 50 x 60 cm / 20" x 24"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.

heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 2, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 3, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 4, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 5 (tool), 2017
edition SMALL of 18 + 2 AP and edition LARGE of 6 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12" or 50 x 60 cm / 20" x 24"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 6, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9 x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 7, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 8, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 9, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
'institutional' 10, 2017
edition of 18 + 2 AP
Baryt Darkroom Print from Medium Format Negative, signed & numbered on back
24 x 30 cm / 9" x 12"

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'newborn human', January 1st, 2016, analogue self-portrait taken at MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow' photo sequence installation view, 2015
Gotische Stadel, Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography self-portrait, B&W 35mm film photography
'barking the willow', first triptych of sequence
2013
self-portrait, B&W 35mm film photography

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
'barking the willow', third single of sequence
2013
B&W 35mm film Photography

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography self-portrait, B&W 35mm film Photography
'barking the willow', second triptych of sequence
2013
self-portrait, B&W 35mm film Photography

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography self-portrait B&W 35mm film Photography
'barking the willow', second single of sequence
2013
self-portrait B&W 35mm film Photography

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography self-portrait B&W 35mm film Photography
'barking the willow', third triptych of sequence
2013
self-portrait B&W 35mm film Photography

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography photo: Marko Petz
'barking the willow' photo sequence installation view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz
heather sheehan photography
'cropped', 2017 image 1
2017

medium format B&W analogue photography shot in winter at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'cropped', 2017 image 2

medium format B&W analogue photography shot in winter at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
Janus spinning
2013
B&W 35mm film Photography

Object of jute cloth, sewn, dragged in the river and hung up in the attic to dry, at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
princess
2015
B&W 35mm film Photography

Self-portrait with Object of organza silk shot at sunset in attic of Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
spirit - front
2012
B&W 35mm film Photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
spirit - back
2012
B&W 35mm film Photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography B&W 35mm film Photography
'spirit - side'
2012
B&W 35mm film Photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
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